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The mudbrick enclosure in this view really is the early #Egyptian #hieroglyph for 'enclosure' (sign 'o1' of the first dynasties)!

Aerial photograph of the recently excavated New Kingdom settlement remains in Western Thebes by @TourismandAntiq #Egypt #archaeology Image
The enclosure hieroglyph appears on early seal impressions from the 1st and 2nd #Egyptian Dynasties closing goods directed to the mortuary cult of the king (tomb of Peribsen, Abydos ~2800BC) - see the sign in the middle.
For clarity; a drawing of the same seal on a different clay stopper (tomb of Peribsen, Abydos ~2800BC). The sealings were attached to wine jars or large bags destined to provide the king with eternal food and drinks.
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Ενδιαφέρουσα η συνάντηση Σίσι-Μπένετ, η πρώτη σε επίπεδο ηγεσίας μεταξύ #Egypt και #Israel μέσα σε μια δεκαετία και μετά τα γεγονότα του 2011 αλλά και τα Abraham Accords.

Ακολουθεί thread για το τι σηματοδοτεί για #Greece & #Cyprus
σε πρώτη ανάλυση η συνάντηση έρχεται να υπενθυμίσει την βασική αρχιτεκτονική ασφάλειας στην Μέση Ανατολή η οποία στηρίζεται στις υγιείς διμερείς σχέσεις Καίρου-Τελ Αβίβ μετά το Καμπ Ντέιβιντ οι οποίες σε μια δεκαετία πέρασαν από σημαντικά ορόσημα την περίοδο 2011-2014
το Τελ Αβίβ ξεπέρασε τους ενδοιασμούς Νετανιάχου για μια τέτοια συνάντηση η οποία πάντα δημιουργεί εκατέρωθεν κριτική παρά την ενεργό στήριξη, κυρίως σε οικονομικό επίπεδο, του Μπίμπι προς τον Σίσι την διετία 2014-2016
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We expect @POTUS administration to lift $300m block on #Egypt military aid tomorrow despite Egypt’s total failure to meet any of Congress” “human rights conditions”.

That’s all ya need to know that our fight isn’t just against the government of Egypt but its enablers in the US.
All those folks in @biden admin who’ve whispered in our ears telling us the waiver is imminent - and struggled alongside us against Egypt’s abuses when they were outside the government - are they just whispering in Sisi’s ears now too?
The real farce of all this is orchestrated show to give @SecBlinken excuses for a waiver: thanking Sisi for his “essential” mediation w Hamas (bullshit), Sisi releasing a few detainees (of 50,000), Egypt releasing a “national human rights strategy (double bullshit).

Why bother?
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Urgent: Two Eritrean refugees, in administrative detention in #Egypt since 2012/2013, are in imminent danger of being deported to Eritrea. Yesterday, they were forcibly tested on Covid-19, forced to sign documents & told that they will be deported to #Eritrea today or tomorrow 1/
On 8 August, Kibrom Adhanom and Alem Tesfay Abraham have been brought to the Passport and Immigration Department to meet #Eritrea-n embassy officials. The same day, they were informed by #Egypt-ian authorities that they will be deported to Eritrea soon 2/
Adhanom and Tesfay Abraham have been arrested 8 and 9 years ago respectively for immigration related reasons and are being held for years in the men's department of the notorious Al-Qanater prison in the outskirts of #Cairo under harsh conditions and without due legal process 3/
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The #Middle_East after Kabul’s fall; how reshaped?

“The #US withdrawal from #Afghanistan and the #Taliban's new leadership has brought about a multitude of surprising alliances.”…
“Without #Qatar’s mediation and involvement, the #US withdrawal would likely have been much more violent and bloody.
Years ago, Qatar was “chosen” by the #Taliban to be the liaison between them and the United States.”
#Qatar became a key state in the #US’ relat w the Islamist group,& arranged the meeting bet @CIA chief #William_Burns & #Taliban. Qatar is now running negos w Taliban over safeguarding Kabul’s airport, which will enable Taliban to start rebuild #Afghanistan & forge int’l ties.”
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Great to team up with my esteemed @CarnegieEndow colleague @andrewsweiss for this de-mythologizing of Russian military, political & economic influence in the Middle East, covering #Syria, #Israel, #Lebanon, #Algeria, #Libya, & #Egypt. 1/…
Moscow's activism in the MENA is certainly formidable: it has adroitly deployed military forces in Syria & Libya & engaged with actors that are off limits to the West. A flat decision-making structure allow Russia to operate nimbly & without concern for domestic blowback. 2/
Russia’s opportunistic interventions across the region have adeptly exploited U.S. missteps, filled vacuums, and pandered to the insecurities & ambitions of local actors--all while trying to enrich itself along the way. 3/
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Somewhat surprised by this video being released, clear footage of protesters on the #Gaza border today attempting to snatch an #IDF rugger rifle (rubber bullets) and then firing back with a handgun (9mm?)
Obviously an attempt to cover the participants on the border involved in the event, why not cover the drawn gun too? Then again the IDF will have them on camera approaching the fence.
23 people have reportedly been wounded due to IDF fire on the border today amid the protests according to the Health Ministry in #Gaza. 2 reportedly critical. According to reports earlier this week, after the agreement of the #Qatar|i Grant money reentering #Gaza after an…
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Enough people who know about #Afghanistan are weighing in on the tragic/frightening scenes in #Kabul that there's no need for me to add my 2 cents. I do know something about the #MiddleEast so here are some thoughts about the ripples of the #Taliban victory across the region.1/13
No regional government is thrilled with both the humbling of US power AND the rise of a violent radical Sunni extremist govt in #Kabul allied with al-Qaeda. Some may welcome the former but none want the latter. 2/13
Some, especially in #Turkey and #Qatar, will position themselves as #Taliban-whisperers, offering to tame/interpret/represent #Kabul's new leaders to the outside world. Their real influence is likely to be minimal. Caveat emptor. 3/13
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1. Will #Egypt and #Ethiopia go to war over water? As the planet is stressed with more frequent and more serious droughts water is becoming a major issue threatening peace. Not only in regard to the Egyptian/Ethiopian dam dispute but #Turkey shut down water entering both #Syria
2. and #Iraqi #Kurdistan as part of Turkey's Kurdish ethnic cleansing. In Iran, demonstrations over water in an authoritarian dictatorship show the intensity of water as an issue and what people are willing to risk to prevent their water from being cut off. The US is not immune.
3. Las #Vegas faces water shortages as its water continues to supply #California. Lack of rational legal frameworks and shared responsibility for the resources will be points of tension here and may also lead to wars abroad. I took quick look at the Egyptian Ethiopian problem.
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Sources tell @GaroweOnline that Prime Minister @MohamedHRoble will soon depart the country heading to #Egypt on a state visit. The PM has recently returned to the county after a three-day official visit to #Kenya. #Somalia Image
Given the fact that the dispute over Somaliland electoral committee remains unsolved, and Prime Minister @MohamedHRoble's continued overseas trips, do you think he's a potential presidential candidate on a campaign? #Somalia
BREAKING: Prime Minister @MohamedHRoble is leaving for Egypt today. Prime Minister Roble has received an official invitation from the President of Egypt @AlsisiOfficial #Somalia
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NEW: Just released @UN report warns of "heightened threats emerging" from #ISIS #alQaida affiliated groups worldwide

"This is especially true in parts of West and East #Africa" per the report, based on member state intelligence
In West/East #Africa, affiliates of #ISIS #alQaida "can boast gains in supporters and territory under threat, as well as growing capabilities in fundraising & weapons, for example, in the use of drones" per the @UN report
#ISIS in #Syria "has evolved into an entrenched insurgency, exploiting weaknesses in local security to find safe havens & targeting forces engaged in counter-ISIL operations" per the @UN report
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Flashback: This is an early thread I posted when relatively new to the Tigray War and the #GERD issue back in April as the AU dam agreement negotiations between #Egypt #Sudan and #Ethiopia were breaking down.

It addresses the role of the Trump administration in this.
Back then I was a complete neophyte to this subject area when I posted this. And it was before the Jeffrey Feltman mission.

But given that parts of the new U.S. admin and media have now taken an strong anti-Ethiopian stance on this issue it perhaps deserves further analysis.
If the U.S. role in the #GERD dispute in any way precipitated the escalation in internal tensions in Ethiopia, which doesn't seem an unreasonable conclusion based on the timeline discussed in this thread then they have a responsibility to take this into account now.
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I channel Killmonger, as problematic as he is, in this essay on #Nefertiti and perimenopause. #ThisIs53 #Egypt
When museums in the West continue to display what their colonizing ancestors stole from us, they magnify a historical theft with their contemporary insistence that they control our narrative. #Egypt #Nefertiti #ThisIs53 #Perimenopause…
In 2007, the Neues Museum, Berlin, refused to return Nefertiti's bust to #Egypt for an exhibition, claiming it was too fragile to be moved. The audacity: asking for permission to display your ancestors’ heritage and being denied it by the descendants of those who robbed you of it
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My latest on #Egypt in ⁦@ForeignAffairs⁩ - America Must Stop Underwriting Sisi’s Brutal Reign…
For decades, a steady flow of funds —more than $50 billion in military aid plus $30 billion in economic aid since 1978—has assured Egyptian leaders that they possess something world’s dictators value far more than even most advanced military hardware: political support from US
steady stream into their coffers sends important message to ordinary Egyptians, too. No matter what state-sponsored torture or terror they suffer, US has their govts back, &aside from the occasional stern statement of concern, US will do nothing to end support for their abusers.
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#Egypt released 46 detainees Tuesday, apparently political cases, names not confirmed, in PR buildup to show compliance with human rights conditions on $300M in blocked US weapons, give @SecBlinken excuse he wants to waive condition.

Don't fall for it.
@SecBlinken In past week, #Egypt has also indicted @hosambahgat leading human rights activist, arrested a scholar coming home for a family visit, and today sentenced another 6 Egyptians to die, and 37 to life imprisonment.

This is on top of 50,000 political detainees languishing in prisons
@SecBlinken @hosambahgat And on top of that, in mind-boggling brazenness, Egypt intelligence chief Abbas Kamel showed up in DC a few weeks ago, palm out, but demanding that US jail US citizen @soltan complaining US didn't keep its "promise" to jail him in exchange for securing his release in Egypt
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🧵Pregnant women are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID. This is the second thread dedicated to pregnant women worldwide who lost their lives during the pandemic. By telling their stories we'll ensure that their memories live on #SoulsLostToCovid Image
In a worldwide study of 2,100 pregnant women, those who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy were 20 TIMES MORE LIKELY to die than those who did not contract the virus. #SoulsLostToCovid… Image
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy protects you from severe illness from COVID-19.…
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Key [almost unanimous] takeaway from UNSC 8816th meeting on #GERD:- CONTINUE THE AU LED TRILATERAL NEGOTIATION.
#Ethiopia #Egypt #Sudan

Thank you everyone.
The U.S. @USUN
Russia @RussiaUN
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On the eve of #UNSC taking #GERD issue which should not have been in the first place since #GERD is a development project, and NOT a security issue, let’s see why we are where we are and what the mainstream media and the public may be missing.

A quick recap.
Why #Egypt, #Ethiopia, and #Sudan has not been able to get to an agreement after so many years?

Water sharing!

A certain binding release requirement that #Egypt insists IS a ZERO percent water allocation for #Ethiopia who generates 86% of Nile flow.…
“In the absence of a sharing agreement, the terms of that agreement would have to include every contingency with regards to different kinds of drought. That’s a nonstarter in a way” -Dr. Lall

The 1959 one is "the worst agreement Khartoum could have signed” Dr. Salman.
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1/X - So #Pakistan is under review for "downgrade" to Frontier index. Personally I think it would be a good move. At 2bps of MSCI EM it will continue to be ignored. A few observations on MSCI Frontier Index and its use:
#EmergingMarkets #FrontierMarkets
2/X - There is a structural flaw in the algorithm deciding country weights. As opposed to MSCI EM where 50% free float is required, in FM index a mere 7,5% free-float is required. Not a brilliant idea as it gives a higher weight to "zombie markets" with zero liquidity.
3/X - It is ridiculous that #Bangladesh with >150 musd a day has 1/3 of the weight of #Kenya with 6 musd.
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🧵Pregnant women are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID. This second thread is dedicated to pregnant women worldwide who lost their lives during the pandemic. By telling their stories we'll ensure that their memories live on #SoulsLostToCovid Image
In a worldwide study of 2,100 pregnant women, those who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy were 20 TIMES MORE LIKELY to die than those who did not contract the virus. #SoulsLostToCovid… Image
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy protects you from severe illness from COVID-19.…
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In #Egypt, the daughters of the working class are put on trial and sentenced to 6 and 10 years in prison for their TikTok accounts, which allegedly "violated family values."…
And the sons of the wealthy and powerful are not put on trial for gang rape because "family values" are a cudgel used against women and queer people, especially those who aren't rich #Egypt…
It is a fuck-this-shit moment for Egyptian women. And the rage and reckoning are the fuel of revolution.

Not a cis-gender heterosexual dick-swinging revolution. We already had one of those almost 10 years ago.

A feminist revolution.…
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رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ

“My #Lord, I am truly in great need of any good that You might send down to me.”
(Surah al Qasas 28: 24)

The wordings of this du’aa are so beautiful that they flow directly from the bottom of a Believer’s heart ❤️

This young man was none other than the great #Prophet_Musa, alaihis salam.

Let me put it word by word:
رَبِّ = My Lord, My Sustainer!
إِنِّي  = Indeed, I am
 لِمَا = of whatever
أَنزَلْتَ = You send (down)
 إِلَيَّ = to Me
مِنْ = of
خَيْرٍ = Good
فَقِيرٌ = (in) need

This du’aa directly knocks at the door of the #Giver, Al Wah’haab.  It also reveals the humble nature of the supplicant.

Help comes from Allah alone!
We need everything for our survival. And Allah alone is #Provider. He alone is the Helper. He alone is the Supporter.
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[Thread] How the EU (mostly #France, #Germany) and the #USA, support the brutal Dictatorship and Military Junta of Al Sisi in #Egypt, and no im not going to talk about how Trump called Al Sisi his favorite Dictator, this goes into more detail, beyond the western mainstream bs. ImageImage
Al Sisi is a coup General now President who trough his puppet Adly Mansour massacred over 2600 people of his political opposition on bright daylight in his own Capital of Cairo on August 14, 2013. Better known as the Rabaa Massacre. Nobody ever was sentenced for the Massacre. ImageImageImageImage
While in the aftermath of the massacre the USA and EU considered a stop in arms exports while never really condemning it or calling it as that. The US never even considered to stop their 1,3 billion of military aid. Image
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Initial report of an earthquake that was felt in #Israel
Felt in southern and central #Israel , quite long
4.1 magnitude earthquake, epicenter in the Arava desert #Israel
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